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How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Nuclear Reactors


"Bitcoin mining has been criticized by mainstream media, environmentalists and some economists for its energy consumption deemed excessive. Yes, the proof of work system burns a lot of electricity but..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-10-17 02:20
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption

The Daily: Coinsquare Secures Banking Partnership, Québec Elections Bring Hope to Miners


"Cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has reached a partnership agreement with a major Canadian bank and we?ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also in Canada, a large bitcoin farm may be cut off f..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-10-02 14:50
Taggar: announcement, bank, bitcoin, consumption, currency

BTC Hashpower Doubles During Bear Market as Miners Sacrifice Profit for Position


"According to Fundstrat analyst Sam Doctor, it appears Bitcoin Core (BTC) hashpower has doubled since just before the start of summer. That figure is impressive considering the lingering and deep bear..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-09-17 11:55
Taggar: bear, bitcoin, consumption, market, profit

Wendy McElroy: Crypto Is a Revolution of Hope ? Which Is Why It Succeeds


"The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 3 Crypto Is a Revolution of Hope, Which Is Why It Succeeds The abolition of the market mean..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-09-08 17:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, market

New Study Highlights the Many Positives of Bitcoin Mining


"It?s become fashionable in public circles to bash Bitcoin on account of its energy consumption. Virtually every week, mainstream media (MSM) attacks bitcoin mining, painting alarmist pictures of a pla..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-09-02 00:05
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption

Some weak European and Japanese Data


"French GDP growth slowed to a 0.2% per quarter rate in the first half of 2018 from 0.7% per quarter in the second half of 2017. In the second quarter alone, personal consumption contracted for the fir..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2018-08-29 15:47
Taggar: consumption, rate

PR: BITTECH Offers Two Mining Machines, Equipped with Mining Chips Using a Cutting-Edge 10 Nm Process Technology


"BITTECH starts selling a new range of cryptocurrency mining hardware powered by 10 nm semiconductor chips (10 nm BT0010a and BT0010La mining chips). It is to be recalled that BITTECH introduced its fi..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-08-13 19:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency

FOMC Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged, Upgrades GDP and Personal Consumption Assessments


"Today’s statement sets the stage for a likely eighth interest rate hike at the next FOMC meeting in September. Assessments of overall growth and the key consumption component of demand were each..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2018-08-01 20:41
Taggar: consumption, market, rate

Dollar, U.S. Stocks, and Treasury Yields Little Changed After Strong U.S. GDP Report


"U.S. GDP expanded 4.1% last quarter at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. That was the fastest quarterly pace since the third quarter of 2014, but analysts had anticipated such a figure. Personal..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2018-07-27 17:33
Taggar: consumption, investment, point, rate

Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland ? Does It?


"A mainstream media assertion made recently implies that cryptocurrency is quite costly in terms of energy consumption. ?Bitcoin has been alarming people for years,? the report notes, pointing to the a..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-07-12 01:05
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency, point, report

US Consumer Prices Hit 2% Fed Inflation Target


"U.S. consumer prices accelerated in the year to May, with a measure of underlying inflation hitting the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target for the first time in six years. Consumer prices as mea..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-29 15:11
Taggar: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

PR: Blockchain Comes to the Real World with EnergiToken


"Energi Mine is using ETK to revolutionise the global energy market through decentralisation and blockchain technology. The ultimate goal is to reduce global energy demand and carbon emissions by creat..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-14 19:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, financial, market

FOMC Statement and Forecasts


"Today’s FOMC statement raises the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a target of 1.75-2.0%, depicts a tighter labor market, upgrades the assessment of personal consumption recent condition..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-13 20:36
Taggar: consumption, inflation, market, point, rate

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes


"A study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digita..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-08 09:40
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currencies, currency, economy, financial, rate

Japan?s GMO Unveils Specs and Price of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Rigs ? On Sale Tomorrow


"Japan’s GMO Internet has unveiled the price and specs of the GMO miner B2 equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The mining capacity is 24 TH/s and the price of the machines will be adjusted month..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-05 19:40
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption

PR: Ontology Announces Triones Seed Node Recruitment


"Today Ontology, a new high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, officially announced the Ontology Triones seed node recruitment plan and rules, and op..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-06-02 19:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption

Indian Government Considering 18% Retroactive Tax on Crypto Trading, Mining


"The government of India is reportedly considering levying a type of consumption tax on cryptocurrency trading and even mining. The most grievous part of this proposal is that it may also be a retroact..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-05-24 02:40
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency, currency trading, report, trading

PR: Energi Mine Launch Phase 1 of EnergiToken Rewards Platform


"Manchester, UK ? 10th May 2018: Energi Mine, the AI-based energy company, today announced the beta launch of its Energi Token rewards platform. Energi Mine is revolutionising the global energy market..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-05-10 11:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, financial, market

PR: Eth888 Launches Fair Lottery Games on the ETH Blockchain


"The crypto startup ETH888 has created the most feasible and provably fair lottery games on the Ethereum blockchain where participants can play Status browser or Ethereum wallet enabled environment, wi..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-05-04 11:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, rate

Oil prices and US Yields to dictate the pace this week


"Oil prices and the US Yields to dictate the pace this week While geopolitical tensions remain bubbling under the surface, rising oil prices and higher US yields suggest investors are likely to deal wi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2018-04-22 01:44
Taggar: consumption, financial, oil, price index

Fed?s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low


"The personal consumption expenditures price index rose +1.8% in February from a year earlier, an increase last matched 12-months ago. The rise in annual inflation, which comes after the inflation rate..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2018-03-29 14:55
Taggar: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

Bitmain Explores More Sites for Bitcoin Mining Expansion


"Having already expanded its China-based ASIC chip manufacturing into Switzerland and Canada, Bitmain is looking to add a facility to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.According to c..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2018-03-13 16:26
Taggar: bitcoin, bull, consumption, currency, investment, rate, report, share

Plattsburgh Officials Want Bitcoin Miners to Vacate the Small Town


"Last week officials from the small town of Plattsburgh New York filed a moratorium request against bitcoin mining operations that currently reside in the town and future mining endeavors. The proposal..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-03-09 06:55
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption

Iceland Bitcoin Mining to Double Energy Consumption This Year


"Iceland is the ideal place to mine bitcoin. Thanks to the cold coupled with relatively cheap electricity costs, the region has drawn its share of bitcoin mining operations. This year alone energy expe..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-02-12 00:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, report, share

PR: Dr. Moe Levin Joins Advisory Committee at Energy Platform 4NEW


"LONDON - With energy consumption of each bitcoin transaction equal to 17.5 U.S household?s daily consumption as of January 31, 2018, sustainability and feasibility of cryptocurrencies has been fiercel..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-02-10 12:30
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currencies

National Bank of Romania


"NBR Board members agreed to a second straight monthly monetary policy rate hike of 25 basis points to 2.25%. The moves in January and now February represent a directional shift. The rate had been redu..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2018-02-07 22:12
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

International Market Maintains Demand for Chinese Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware


"The future for manufacturers of bitcoin mining hardware in China appears bright despite reports that the Chinese central government will seek to rein in the power consumption of mining companies opera..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2018-02-05 06:55
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency, manufacture, market, report

Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0


"Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second a..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2018-01-30 17:34
Taggar: bank, bitcoin, consumption, rate

Energy Company Hydro-Quebec Looks to Attract Bitcoin Miners


"Hydro-Quebéc (HQ) is a public utility that manages the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Quebec, Canada, but it finds itself in a position of generating more power than it..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2018-01-26 22:07
Taggar: announcement, bitcoin, consumption, financial, gold, rate

Op-Ed: The Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Are Laughably Bad


"In the current cryptocurrency hysteria, everyone is a level 70 blockchain wizard launching a new hedge fund.Weiss Ratings released their cryptocurrency ratings yesterday. In response, they received..."

Halong Mining and MyRig Announce Partnership


"Halong Mining and MyRig are working together to bring the new DragonMint miner from Halong to market.First announced in November 2017, the new Halong Mining DragonMint 16T miner is the result of 12..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2018-01-17 22:37
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, investment, manufacture, market, rate, retail sales

St. Louis Fed: In Some Ways, Bitcoin Is More Robust Than Many Fiat Currencies


"In a recent article on the basics of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (PDF), Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis cover the usefulness of bitcoin and oth..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2018-01-15 18:04
Taggar: bank, bitcoin, consumption, currencies, currency, dollar, gold, investment, point

EIA forecasts mostly flat crude oil prices and increasing global production


"EIA?s January Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts Brent crude oil to average $60 per barrel (b) in 2018 and $61/b in 2019, slightly higher than the $54/b average in 2017. In both 2018 and 2019, EIA ex..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2018-01-11 16:18
Taggar: consumption, oil

10 of the Biggest Lies Told About Bitcoin


"As British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once averred, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Bitcoin is frequently on the receiving end of them all, whether it?s exagger..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2017-12-09 14:36
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, rate

Mid Day Update


"Mid Day Update Australian Dollar A bit of a whipsaw over the Aussie GDP data which came in close to expectation, but the delta was well within consensus to support the Aussie. However, the economic da..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-12-06 05:09
Taggar: aussie, consumption, dollar

Who Really Stands to Benefit From Trump?s Tax Plans?


"The relationship between tax cuts and the U.S. economy’s external sector is simple: A reduction of income tax liabilities raises households’ disposable income, which drives personal consum..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-12-04 12:32
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Giga Watt?s Facility Powers Local Economic Development


"Business innovation has long been a key element of civic progress. In more recent time, technology has served as a major contributor to local economic development.  In fact, the Austrian-born Ameri..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2017-11-30 15:57
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, economy, rate, real estate

A Greener Cryptocurrency From Bittorrent Inventor, Bram Cohen


"The inventor of Bittorrent has now turned his attention to blockchain technology and building a greener Bitcoin called Chia. Bram Cohen released Bittorrent to the world in 2004, but, in early 2017..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2017-11-29 19:45
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency, rate, visa

Oil Demand to Remain Robust into 2040s


"Oil consumption and demand is expected to remain robust into the 2040s despite a diversifying global energy mix and the rise of electric car sales, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).I..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-11-14 15:36
Taggar: consumption, oil, report

Op Ed: A Cryptographic Design Perspective of Blockchains: From Bitcoin to Ouroboros


"How does one design a blockchain protocol? Back in 2013, while in Athens, I set out to design a non-proof-of-work-based blockchain protocol motivated by the debt crisis in Greece, looming bank liqu..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 2017-08-22 17:35
Taggar: analysis, bank, bitcoin, consumption, currency, rate

Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations


"Ever since the new digital currency legislation was implemented in Japan, Bitcoin has become a hot topic within the region. Now the famous city of Hirosaki is accepting donations for its well known Ch..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2017-04-21 16:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency

National Bank of Poland


"Poland’s 7-day repo rate has been at 1.5% since a 50-basis point reduction in August 2015. That was the tenth cut since November 2012. In that span, the rate fell 325 basis points from 4.75%. Ac..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2017-04-05 19:30
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer


"Only a few days after bitcoin officially became a method of payment in Japan on April 1, two major Japanese retailers have partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchanges to start accepting the digital curr..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2017-04-05 12:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currency

Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax


"March has been a busy month for Bitcoin in Japan. The country officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment today. While Japan prepares to recognize the digital currency, its long-awaited tax r..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2017-04-01 10:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, currencies, currency

Japanese Unemployment Falls to 22 Year Low


"Japan’s unemployment rate fell to a more than 22-year low of 2.8 percent in February, offering some hope for the country’s economy, government data showed Friday. Japanese consumers, howev..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-03-31 16:32
Taggar: consumption, economy, employment, rate

Eurozone Growth Driven By Consumption in Q4


"Household consumption and a rebound in investment drove economic growth in the euro zone in the last three months of last year, data from the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat showed o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-03-07 14:03
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Analysts Call for Peak Gasoline in 2021


"Demand for gasoline in the United States, which accounts for a tenth of global oil consumption, is expected to peak next year as engines become more efficient, WoodMackenzie analysts said. Global dema..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-03-02 17:24
Taggar: consumption, oil

US Consumer Spending Rose in December


"U.S. consumer purchases climbed in December by the most in three months as incomes picked up, signaling a strong hand-off into 2017. The 0.5 percent advance in consumption, which accounts for about 70..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2017-01-30 16:49
Taggar: consumption, economy, report

Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener


"Bitcoin has created a vast mining sector within the network?s economy that is growing exponentially. Mining bitcoin has spread the technology towards new thoughts concerning energy consumption, ways t..."

Blog: Bitcoin.com
Tidsstämpel: 2017-01-14 19:00
Taggar: bitcoin, consumption, economy, spread

U.S. GDP


"Real economic growth in 3Q16 was revised up 0.3 percentage point to 3.5% annualized from the second quarter. However, the on-year pace of 1.7% was down from 2.2% in the year to 3Q15 and 2.9% in the ye..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2016-12-22 21:46
Taggar: consumption, economy, point

National Bank of Poland


"The Polish central bank reference rate will stay at 1.5% where such has been since a 50-basis point reduction in March 2015. Earlier, the rate was cut by 275 basis points between November 2012 and Jan..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2016-11-09 18:47
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, point, rate

Japan?s Tax Revenue Falls 4.8%


"Japan’s general-account tax revenue in the April-September period fell 4.8 percent from a year earlier to 15.95 trillion yen ($152 billion), the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The fall is attrib..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-11-02 17:22
Taggar: consumption, finance, oil

IEA Says Oil Demand will Rise in 2017


"Global oil demand will rise by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, steady from 2016 global demand growth levels, despite gains in Chinese consumption, the chief of the International Energy Agen..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-10-25 16:40
Taggar: consumption, oil

China to Take Domestic Consumption Boosting Measures


"China will take more measures to boost domestic consumption, the county’s cabinet said on Friday. The government is seeking to lift consumption with measures such as expanding the number of port..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-10-14 16:09
Taggar: consumption, visa

U.S August Consumer Spending Little Changed


"Consumer spending was little changed in August as income growth cooled, pointing to a softening in consumption after a run of strong gains. The August result followed a 0.4 percent advance the prior m..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-09-30 14:51
Taggar: consumption, point

Long Yen Trade a Problem


"Tuesday August 30: Five things the markets are talking about Two days after a ‘hawkish’ Fed in Jackson Hole, the U.S yield curve continues to flatten as the Feds favourite inflation measur..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-08-30 12:32
Taggar: consumption, inflation, market

Japanese Seek Bargains as Economy Limps, Abenomics Loses Shine


"Three years of so-called “Abenomics”, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bold stimulus programme, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. As t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-08-25 09:38
Taggar: consumption, economy, profit

IMF Urges Japan to Push Labor Reform to Boost Abenomics


"The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should step up efforts at revamping Japan’s labor market, encouraging businesses to raise wages and restoring the nation’s debt-ridden finances..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-08-03 16:13
Taggar: consumption, finance, market

BOJ Considering Next Move This Week


"Bank of Japan policymakers will consider whether to ease monetary policy further when they meet later this week, as the yen’s strength and sluggish consumption weigh on inflation, sources close..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-07-26 16:33
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, market

Cheap Gasoline is Boosting Global Demand


"Global oil markets seem to have moved back into balance thanks to strong growth in fuel consumption and a series of large supply disruptions in major crude producing nations. Motorists? soaring consum..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-06-20 16:17
Taggar: consumption, market, oil

Japanese Stocks Rise on Weak JPY and Tax Hike Delay News


"Tokyo stocks rose Monday, with the Nikkei index climbing above the 17,000 line for the first time in roughly a month, on the yen’s depreciation and the growing likelihood that a planned consumpt..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-05-30 16:36
Taggar: consumption, point

German Economy Expands on Fastest Investment Growth in Two Years


"A surge in investment propelled German economic growth to its fastest pace in two years in the first quarter as mild winter weather encouraged construction. Building activity jumped 2.3 percent at the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-05-24 09:27
Taggar: consumption, investment

US PCE Index Rose Slightly Putting More Doubts About Fed Rate Hike


"U.S. inflation barely rose in March as consumer spending remained tepid, making it less likely that the Federal Reserve will be able to hike interest rates twice this year. The Commerce Department sai..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-04-29 15:55
Taggar: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

Japanese Survey Says 54% Not Happy with Abenomics


"Fifty-four percent of the public do not appreciate the “Abenomics” economic policy mix promoted by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, topping the 33 percent who appreciate the me..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-04-19 13:50
Taggar: consumption

Low Oil Has Disincentivized Fuel Efficiency


"Fuel consumption is not very sensitive to a small change in prices in the short run, but if the price change is large enough and lasts long enough the amount used can change significantly. The 60 perc..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-04-12 17:31
Taggar: consumption, oil

Oil Near 1 Month Low as Gasoline Demand Falls in US


"Oil traded near one-month lows on Tuesday after a surprise fall in gasoline demand in the United States, the world’s largest oil consumer, and on doubts whether oil producers can agree an output..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-04-05 16:21
Taggar: consumption, oil

Abe Likely to Delay Tax Hike and Call Snap Elections


"In late 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught markets and voters off-guard when he postponed an unpopular sales tax hike and called a snap election. Less than two years later, the only surpr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-03-28 15:25
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Nobel Prize Winner Warns Japan?s Abe about Sales Tax Hike in 2017


"Nobel-winning U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz on Wednesday urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to forgo a planned consumption tax hike in April 2017, given that the global economic outlook this ye..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-03-16 16:43
Taggar: consumption

Iron Ore Jumps Most On Record


"Iron ore soared the most ever after Chinese policy makers signaled their willingness to buttress economic growth, boosting the outlook for steel consumption in the top user and igniting speculation th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-03-07 16:12
Taggar: consumption, market

Japan?s Household Spending Falls 2.7% in 2015


"Japan’s average monthly household spending in 2015 fell 2.7 percent in price-adjusted real terms from the previous year to 247,126 yen for the second straight year of decrease, the government sa..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-02-16 18:16
Taggar: consumption

US Consumer Spending Unchanged in December


"U.S. consumer spending was unchanged in December, but a jump in savings to a three-year high suggested consumption could rebound in the months ahead. The Commerce Department said on Monday the unchang..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2016-02-01 17:27
Taggar: consumption, manufacture

Year?s Difficult Start Continuing


"Much of the damage emanates from China.  Turning back from the transition from investment- and export-led growth to consumption-led expansion in the world’s second largest economy is not a..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2016-01-12 22:59
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Moody Slashes Oil Price Forecast


"Moody’s sharply lowered its oil price assumptions on Tuesday, amid a threat of a prolonged oversupply. On Tuesday morning, Moody’s Investors Service said it had “significantly lowere..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-12-15 16:49
Taggar: consumption, oil

EY Forecasts European Rebound in 2016


"Rising exports, investment and consumption: 2016 looks bright for the euro zone as a “more self-sustaining” recovery takes hold in the region, according to the latest forecasts from EY. &#..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-12-10 16:17
Taggar: consumption, investment

Day Before Thanksgiving


"The slew of U.S. economic indicators released early this week leaves a December rate hike highly probable. Second-quarter GDP growth got revised to 2.1% from 1.5% despite a slightly softer consumption..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2015-11-25 20:24
Taggar: consumption, indicators, rate, report

Rising Global PMIs Could Signal Higher Commodity Demand


"The recent uptick in purchasing managers’ indexes in both China and the developed world has led to some optimism that a rebound in commodity demand and prices is just around the corner. This vie..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-11-12 18:08
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Wages Rise in September


"Japan’s real wages increased for the third straight month in September but summer bonuses fell from last year, the government said Monday, amid uncertainty over whether consumption can be signif..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-11-09 17:20
Taggar: consumption, economy, inflation

Chinese Gold Demand Expected to Grow to Record


"Gold consumption in mainland China may match or exceed the record in 2013 after financial-market turmoil and the yuan?s devaluation boosted the metal?s appeal, according to the Chinese Gold & Sil..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-10-26 16:47
Taggar: consumption, financial, gold, market, oil

Japan to Introduce Multiple Tax Rates by 2017


"The government is considering introducing multiple tax rates to ease tax burdens when it raises the consumption tax rate by 2 percentage points to 10 percent as planned in April 2017, Chief Cabinet Se..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-10-13 15:36
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

Chinese Government Cuts Downpayment Requirement to 25%


"China on Wednesday said it will cut the minimum downpayment level for first-time home buyers in many cities, stepping up support for the sluggish property market and stumbling economy. It was the seco..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-10-01 19:15
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Former Treasury Secretary Says China and US Need to Collaborate


"China and the United States need to collaborate to expedite reforms and combat slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said Tuesday. “T..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-09-23 03:08
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

RBA Minutes Showed that China Fears Kept Rate on Hold


"From the minutes published today: Members noted that very low interest rates would continue to support growth in dwelling investment and household consumption. There were indications that the measures..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-09-15 03:47
Taggar: consumption, investment, rate

China Commodity Imports Must Do Better than Hold Up


"China’s imports of major commodities are holding up well, according to market consensus, but that in itself is quite concerning for the overall state of the world’s second-biggest economy..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-08-11 16:50
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

FOMC Preview


"The last FOMC meeting on June 16-17 upgraded growth on improved household consumption, spoke of continuing progress on the mandates to maximize employment and secure a 2.0% inflation target, but decid..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2015-07-29 16:46
Taggar: consumption, dollar, employment, inflation, rate

China?s Shoppers May Take 10 Years to Step Up


"Chinese policymakers are gung-ho to transition their economy away from investment and toward consumption, but that may not happen for another decade, new data shows. “Without a substantial inter..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-07-23 15:04
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, profit, rate, share

South Korea?s Q2 Economic Growth up 0.3%


"South Korea’s economy grew just 0.3 percent in April-June over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Thursday, the slowest in two quarters with consumption battered by an outbreak..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-07-23 05:36
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Bank of Japan Kept Policy Unchanged Cuts GDP Forecast


"The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-07-15 16:49
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, market, rate

Japan Household Spending Increases


"Japan’s households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year. Household expenditures rose 4.8 percent on y..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-06-26 07:12
Taggar: consumption

The Fed?s Favorite Inflation Gauge is Helplessly Trailing the Other Government Measure


"Between the government’s two primary inflation measures, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure is showing far less promise of rising to the central bank’s goal. The core index of t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-06-02 15:00
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, price index

North American GDP Contracted Last Quarter


"U.S. and Canadian real GDP declined at similar annualized rates of 0.7% and 0.6% in the first quarter.  Those were the first contractions in four quarters in the U.S. instance and in 19 quarters in Ca..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-29 17:33
Taggar: consumption, rate

BOJ Minutes: Still Uncertain it can Prod Inflation to Life


"The Bank of Japan’s decision makers expect private consumption will remain resilient as incomes are improving, but they remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to ke..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-27 05:32
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation

High Expectations for Japan Stocks


"Japanese stocks seem to be on an irresistible rally, hitting fresh fifteen-year highs for seven straight days, and cheap valuations are expected to propel them to greater heights, analysts say. “..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-26 03:10
Taggar: bull, consumption

Japanese Household Spending Falls 5% From Last Year


"Japanese household spending in the year ended March was down 5.0 percent from a year earlier, falling at the fastest pace on record amid price rises following the consumption tax hike in April 2014, t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-20 16:58
Taggar: consumption

Japanese GDP and FOMC Minutes


"Japanese first-quarter real GDP growth of 2.4% at an annualized rate (SAAR) was the second increase in a row, the best quarter since 1Q14, and faster than street expectations of 1.5%.  Growth last qua..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-20 16:54
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

BOJ Set to Maintain Stimulus


"The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus program on Friday and its optimism that a consumption-driven recovery will eventually take hold, helping achieve its ambitious inflation targe..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-19 07:43
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, rate

Japan?s Goal is to Reach Fiscal Reform in 2020 Through Growth


"Japan plans to achieve its key fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2020 through robust economic growth, and without raising the consumption tax to above 10 percent, a government panel said Tuesday. The gover..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-13 17:10
Taggar: consumption

BOJ Minutes: Members Warn of Soft Consumption


"Some Bank of Japan board members warned that private consumption remained weak despite improvements in job markets, minutes of the bank’s early April meeting showed, underscoring a lack of convi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-08 06:05
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation, market, share

IMF: Asia Will Remain the Global Growth Leader


"Growth in Asia-Pacific will continue to outperform the rest of the world thanks to robust domestic consumption spurred by healthy labor markets, low interest rates and the recent fall in oil prices, a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-05-07 03:50
Taggar: consumption, market, oil, rate

Japan Factory Output Down


"Japanese industrial output fell for a second straight month in March, adding to mounting evidence of an economy struggling to regain momentum after last year?s sizable hit to consumption from a sales..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-04-30 06:17
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Asia Consumption Likely to Increase Significantly


"Consumers in Southeast Asia are “sleeping giants” who will wake up to their full potential over the next 5-10 years, recent reports show. Robust consumption fueled by rising income levels..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-04-30 05:26
Taggar: consumption, rate, report

Japan Core CPI Rises 2.2% on-year in March


"Japan’s core consumer price index (CPI) for March rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier, topping expectations for a 2.1 percent rise from a Reuters poll. Excluding the effects of the consumption..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-04-30 01:59
Taggar: consumption, cpi, price index

Some Suspect QE4 Looms if U.S. Consumption Stays Weak


"Rather than anticipating a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve this year, Nomura’s widely-watched strategist, Bob Janjuah, believes that the move could be postponed to late next year?and that..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-04-01 02:59
Taggar: consumption, rate

Japanese Government Raises Economic View in March


"The government on Monday revised upward its basic assessment of Japan’s economy for the first time in eight months in March, as the business climate has been improving with the negative impact o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-03-24 17:19
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

Japanese Corporations to Raise Wages As Per Abe Request


"Major Japanese companies notified their labor unions Wednesday that they will raise their pay scales to conclude this year’s spring wage talks, as requested by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-03-18 15:56
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japanese Consumer Confidence Up for Third Month


"Japan’s consumer confidence improved in February for the third straight month, the government said Thursday, suggesting that the negative impact of the consumption tax hike last April has starte..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-03-13 16:36
Taggar: consumer confidence, consumption, point

U.S. Treasury Price Falls


"U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday after data showed that personal income rose in January, reducing some fears that the U.S. economic growth is slowing. Personal income rose by 0.3 percent in January..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-03-03 03:07
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Household Spending Falls in 2014


"Japan’s average monthly household spending in 2014 fell at its fastest pace in eight years, down 3.2 percent in price-adjusted terms from the previous year to 251,481 yen ($2,121), the governmen..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-18 16:37
Taggar: consumption

RBA Cut as Doubts Remain over Local Consumption and China


"The Reserve Bank of Australia said doubts about a pickup in domestic spending and China?s appetite for raw materials prompted this month?s decision to lower interest rates, and reiterated that the Aus..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-17 04:30
Taggar: aussie, aussie dollar, bank, consumption, dollar, rate

Japan Records Growth Below Estimates But Escapes Recession


"Japan?s economy expanded less than economists estimated in the fourth quarter, underlining the difficulty in stoking growth while export gains are undermined by weak investment and consumption at home..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-16 05:45
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Falling Exports Leads to Thailand Posting Slowest Growth in Three Years


"Thailand recorded its slowest economic growth in three years in 2014 as political unrest curbed local consumption, while lower agricultural prices and cooling global demand hurt exports. Gross domesti..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-16 05:21
Taggar: consumption

China Tells G20 That Economy is Sustainable


"China’s economy is now more sustainable and domestic consumption is steadily rising, Chinese Central Bank Vice Governor Yi Gang told a G20 meeting of finance officials earlier this week. Yi̵..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-11 18:12
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, finance, investment, market

PBOC: Chinese Economy More Sustainable Now


"China’s economy is now more sustainable and domestic consumption is steadily rising, Chinese Central Bank Vice Governor Yi Gang told a G20 meeting of finance officials earlier this week.  YiR..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-11 05:24
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, finance, investment, market

BIS: Oil is Falling, and it?s all OPEC?s Fault


"The price of crude oil has fallen roughly 60 percent since mid-2014, which has largely been put down to worries of a global glut of crude, coupled with dwindling consumption. But after four years of B..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-08 01:47
Taggar: consumption, oil

China?s Gold Demand Dropped 25% in 2014


"China’s gold consumption fell 25 percent in 2014 as the price collapse that triggered an “extraordinary” surge in buying the year before wasn’t repeated, the China Gold Associa..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-06 18:16
Taggar: consumption, gold

Bank of Thailand Chief Doesn?t Rule Out Rate Cut


"The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has room to turn more accommodative and could jump on the easing bandwagon if economic activity doesn’t pan out as expected, said Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul. R..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-06 05:14
Taggar: bank, consumption

Japanese Parliament Adds $26B to Boost Domestic Demand


"Japan’s parliament enacted a 3.12 trillion yen ($26.61 billion) extra budget for fiscal 2014 Tuesday to fund an economic stimulus package aimed at boosting domestic demand aggravated by last yea..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-04 17:40
Taggar: consumption

US Consumer Spending Drops in December


"US consumer spending recorded its biggest decline since late 2009 in December, with households appearing to save the extra cash from cheaper gasoline, which could support future consumption. Other dat..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-02-02 20:32
Taggar: consumption

Saudi Arabia Seems More Concerned about Decreasing Oil Demand


"As the world?s oil producers wring their hands over a global glut that?s pushing down prices, evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is more concerned about shrinking demand. The world?s largest expor..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-27 04:31
Taggar: consumption, oil

Japanese Exports Grow 12.0% in December


"Japan’s exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as dou..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-26 17:26
Taggar: consumption, economy

BOJ Says Economy on Moderate Recovery Path


"The Bank of Japan said Thursday that Japan’s economy remains on a moderate recovery path, maintaining most of its assessments of local economies amid high expectations that plunging oil prices w..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-16 17:39
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, oil, rate, report

German Real GDP


"Real economic activity expanded 1.5% in 2014 following minuscule gains of 0.4% in 2012 and 0.1% in 2013.  Growth last year was led by a 1.1% rise in personal consumption, which accounted for 40% of th..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-15 20:01
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

Copper Hits 6 Year Low After Weak Chinese Data


"Copper tumbled the most in almost six years as it followed other metals lower amid a collapse in commodities. Lower energy costs and demand weakness amid worse-than-expected economic data in China are..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-14 18:02
Taggar: consumption, gold

Japan to Approve 3.12 Trillion Yen For Extra Stimulus


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet will endorse Friday a 3.12 trillion yen supplementary budget for fiscal 2014 to fund an economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering domestic demand curtaile..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-09 17:57
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Auto Sales Rose 3.5% in 2014


"Japan’s new auto sales rose 3.5 percent in 2014 from 2013 to 5,562,887 vehicles for the third straight yearly increase, as strong sales of minivehicles more than offset downward pressure on sale..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-06 16:46
Taggar: consumption

Japan Expected to Grow Modestly in 2015


"The still-faltering economy, hit hard by April?s consumption tax hike as well as bad weather last summer, is forecast to grow only modestly in fiscal 2015 despite the Abe administration?s latest econo..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-05 17:25
Taggar: consumption, economy

87% of Major Japanese Firms are Optimistic About 2015


"Eighty-seven percent of 111 major Japanese firms polled by Kyodo News expect Japan’s economy to expand in 2015, showing growing optimism emerging after two quarters of contraction following last..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2015-01-05 17:19
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

GDP and Other U.S. Economic Indicators Reported Today


"The initial preliminary estimate of third-quarter GDP put quarterly growth at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 3.5%.  That calculation got revised upward to 4.6% a month ago and an 11-yea..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-23 18:53
Taggar: consumption, rate

West TX Oil Drops Below $61 after OPEC Cut


"Benchmark oil prices fell to new five-year lows after OPEC cut its demand outlook for global oil consumption and U.S. data showed a surprise jump in oil inventories. In a monthly report, the Organizat..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-11 02:05
Taggar: consumption, oil, report

Japan?s Wholesale Prices Fell in November


"Japan’s wholesale prices, excluding the impact of a consumption tax increase, declined for the first time in 20 months in November with a 0.2 percent fall from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-10 18:09
Taggar: bank, consumption

Japanese Business Confidence Worsens in November


"Business confidence among Japanese workers with jobs sensitive to economic conditions worsened in November for the second straight month, with the April 1 consumption tax hike and a weaker yen hurting..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-09 17:58
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japan?s Credit Rating Under Threat


"Japan’s “A-plus” credit rating is under threat, after Fitch Ratings placed the country’s debt on negative watch on Tuesday. The ratings agency said it could cut Japan’s r..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-09 01:58
Taggar: consumption

USD/JPY Touches 120 for First Time Since 2007


"The yen touched 120 per dollar for the first time since July 2007, as policy makers? decisions to expand monetary stimulus and delay a consumption tax increase highlight the risks the economy is deter..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-05 06:17
Taggar: bank, consumption, dollar, economy

OPEC?s Oil Price Pain is to China?s Benefit


"The collapse in oil prices couldn’t be better timed for China’s slackening economy, providing additional room for monetary easing and a boost to domestic consumption, say economists. China..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-05 02:11
Taggar: consumption, economy, oil

Japan?s Manufacturers Increased Investment


"Japanese companies increased investment more than forecast in the third quarter, even as slumping consumption pushed the economy into a recession. Manufacturers led a 5.5 percent gain in capital spend..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-12-01 05:46
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, manufacture, profit, rate

Abe Sales Tax Seen to be Backfiring


"What started as a plan to reduce Japan?s debt is turning into a reason to issue more bonds. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s administration implemented a higher sales tax in April to boost revenue as gover..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-25 06:14
Taggar: consumption

Japan?s Abe to Make Wages His Big Priority


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had one request when representatives of the government, labor and management met earlier this week at the Prime Minister?s Office: Raise wages in the next spring labor offens..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-21 18:06
Taggar: consumption

RBA?s Moves May Significantly Hurt Consumer Demand


"The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) attempts to cool the country’s housing market could significantly hurt consumer demand, according to research from Moody’s Analytics. Australia&..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-20 07:42
Taggar: bank, consumption, market, report

JPY Weakens on Tax Hike Delay But Fiscal Concerns Remain


"Economists and market analysts expressed optimism about the immediate outlook for the Japanese market after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the postponement of a consumption tax hike originally sl..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-19 18:18
Taggar: consumption, market

Abe Pledges Extra Budget to Boost Japanese Economy


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Tuesday to craft an extra budget for fiscal 2014 to take necessary measures to prop up Japan’s economy, faltering in the wake of the 3-percentage-point consumpt..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-19 18:11
Taggar: consumption, economy, point

Japanese Economic Minister Urges Business to Spur Wage Growth


"The Japanese government will urge businesses to raise wages as it did last year, in a bid to spur recovery after the economy sank into recession following the consumption tax hike in April, economic a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-18 17:58
Taggar: consumption, economy

More Good News Than Bad News


"Japanese Prime Minister Abe has delayed imposition of the planned consumption tax by 18 months to April 2018 and dissolved parliament effective this Friday in preparation for a snap lower house electi..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-18 15:08
Taggar: consumption

Japanese GDP Shocker


"Japanese real gross domestic product, which had been projected to rebound 0.5% or somewhat more, instead fell another 0.4% last quarter after an upwardly revised 1.9% plunge in 2Q immediately followin..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-17 15:01
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japanese Government Split on Next Tax Hike Timing


"A government panel started work Tuesday listening to the views of experts on a further consumption tax hike, with five of the eight members who joined the first meeting saying the tax rate should be r..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-11-04 17:17
Taggar: consumption, rate

Yield Difference Narrows on U.S. Treasuries on Rate Bets


"The difference between yields on U.S. two- and 30-year debt narrowed to almost lowest level since November 2012 on speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next year while inflation r..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-31 02:33
Taggar: consumption, inflation, rate, report

Japan?s Cabinet to Create a Supplementary Budget to Stimulate Economy


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to instruct Cabinet ministers concerned to compile a supplementary budget for fiscal 2014 containing pump-priming measures as early as mid-November to prop up the e..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-30 17:27
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japan Retail Sales Rise Sharply


"Japan’s retail sales rose at their fastest pace since the first quarter in September as investors began to shake off the effects of a consumption tax hike. Retail sales rose 2.3 percent on year..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-28 05:24
Taggar: consumption, retail sales

Japanese Government To Hold Meetings About 10% Rate Hike


"The government will hold a string of intensive meetings with experts in November for discussing the possible effects of the planned consumption tax increase to 10 percent in October 2015 from the curr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-22 20:03
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Government Downgrades Economic Assessment


"The government on Tuesday downgraded its assessment of the Japanese economy for the second straight month in its monthly report for October, as the consumption tax hike in April continued to hit consu..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-22 19:59
Taggar: consumption, economy, industrial production, rate, report

PM Abe Looking to Delay Consumption Tax Increase


"Shinzo Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing Japan’s consumption tax, saying the move would be”meaningless” if it inflicted too much damage on the country’s economy. In a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-20 04:22
Taggar: consumption, economy, financial

West TX Oil Drops to $82 Amid Demand Signals


"West Texas Intermediate traded near the lowest price in more than two years as the International Energy Agency forecast the slowest consumption growth since 2009. Brent gained in London. Futures were..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-15 04:54
Taggar: consumption, oil

BoJ Kuroda Confident on Japan Recovery


"Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday stressed his confidence in the country?s economic outlook despite negative effects of the April 1 consumption tax hike to 8 percent from 5 percent. ?Jap..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-09 16:34
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

BOJ Holds Policy Warns About Tax Hike Effects


"The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept its monetary policy steady, saying the Japanese economy is recovering despite the fallout from the consumption tax hike in April, but it downgraded its assessment of..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-07 22:10
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation, market

Shinzo Abe To Start Tax Expert Hearings in November


"The government will call for opinions from experts on the economy in mid-November before deciding whether to raise Japan’s consumption tax rate to 10 percent in October 2015 as planned, Chief Ca..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-10-06 16:50
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

China Steel Demand Falls First Time in 14 Years


"China’s steel consumption dropped this year for the first time since at least 2000 due to slower economic growth, leading to a surplus of iron ore in the country and a more than 40 percent plung..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-26 16:05
Taggar: consumption

Steel Consumption Drops in China as Slowdown Stings


"China’s steel consumption dropped this year for the first time since at least 2000 due to slower economic growth, leading to a surplus of iron ore in the country and a more than 40 percent plung..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-26 03:33
Taggar: consumption

Japan Downgrades Assessment of Economy


"Japan downgraded its overall assessment of the economy in September for the first time in five months, as poor summer weather weighed on consumption, raising further questions over the viability of pu..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-19 06:10
Taggar: consumption, economy, report

Japan?s LDP Secretary General On Board With 10% Sales Tax Rise


"The secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party indicated Saturday that he thinks it is desirable for the government to raise the consumption tax rate to 10 percent in October 2015 from t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-15 17:31
Taggar: consumption, rate

Sugar Supply Drive Prices Lower


"Sugar futures headed for the longest decline since December as an expanding global glut signals lower costs for buyers including Nestle SA. World output will exceed consumption by 3.8 million metric t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-15 17:24
Taggar: consumption, trading

Most Commodities Lower with Gold the Exception at $1233


"Brent fell to $96.57 a barrel after settling at its lowest level since June 2012 amid concern global fuel consumption is slowing while output climbs. West Texas Intermediate crude sank 1.1 percent to..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-15 07:31
Taggar: consumption, oil

Shinzo Abe To Focus on Q3 Data To Decide Next Tax Hike


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested Thursday he will carefully study economic indicators for the July-September period to make a final judgment on whether to raise Japan’s consumption tax rate t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-12 16:17
Taggar: consumption, economy, indicators, rate

China Facing Balancing Act Will Face Challenges in 2015


"The world’s second-largest economy, which is in the midst of transitioning towards a more sustainable consumption-led growth model, grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter, up from 7.4 percent in..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-12 16:02
Taggar: consumption, economy

PM Abe Faces Tough Call on 10% Sales Tax


"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough decision on whether to hike the consumption tax to 10 percent next year given the nation’s nascent economic recovery, the governor of Tokyo told..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-10 08:39
Taggar: consumption

Brent Oil Sits down on $99 on Ample Supply


"Brent crude dropped to the lowest level in almost 17 months, narrowing its premium over West Texas Intermediate, on concern global supply growth will outpace demand. The European benchmark settled bel..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-10 05:04
Taggar: consumption

Japan?s GDP Contracts Sharply


"A revised reading on Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) showed the economy contracted an annualized 7.1 percent in the second quarter, worse than initial estimates of a 6.8 percent as a nation..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-08 03:37
Taggar: consumption, economy

Gold Consumption Weak Says Natixis


"Global consumption of gold has been ?relatively weak,? says Natixis. In a weekly commodities report, the firm notes gold has fallen 4.5% since the beginning of July while the U.S. dollar index rose by..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-04 16:24
Taggar: consumption, dollar, gold, report

Bank of Japan Maintains Positive Economic View


"The Bank of Japan on Thursday kept its policy steady while saying the economy has been recovering despite some weakness caused by the April consumption tax hike. The central bank will continue its mas..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-04 16:21
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, financial, inflation, rate

Australian Retail Sales Up


"Australian retail sales rose for a second month in July as consumers rediscovered department stores while dining out more, a promising start for both consumption and economic growth in the third quart..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-04 05:56
Taggar: consumption, retail sales

BoJ Expected to Keep Positive Outlook on the Economy


"The Bank of Japan began a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, with market participants expecting the central bank to keep policy steady and stick to its brisk view of the economy despite signs of a nega..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-03 16:20
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, market

Japan?s Tax Revenue Rises 17.9% in July


"Tax revenues for the Japanese government jumped 17.9 percent in July from a year earlier to 5,498 billion yen as receipts from individual income tax rose due in part to growth in summer bonuses, the F..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-02 16:28
Taggar: consumption, finance

Low Expectations for Australia GDP


"Second quarter growth data will likely paint a grim picture of Australia’s economy on Wednesday as it reels under slowing exports and consumption.  Gross domestic product (GDP) growth decelerate..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-09-02 08:43
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

Japan Inflation Rises But Short of BOJ Target


"Japan released a flurry of data Friday which showed a spotty economic recovery, as the consumption tax hike in April continued to weigh on growth. Household spending fell 5.9 percent in July from the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-29 16:06
Taggar: consumption

Inflation Remains Short of BOJ Target


"Japan released a flurry of data Friday which showed a spotty economic recovery, as the consumption tax hike in April continued to weigh on growth.  Household spending fell 5.9 percent in July from the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-29 05:52
Taggar: consumption

This Week?s Economic Data To Put Pressure on BOJ


"A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program. Data are expected to show the world’s third-lar..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-27 16:50
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Upcoming Data to Place Spotlight on BOJ


"A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program. Data are expected to show the world’s third-lar..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-27 06:56
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Looking Ahead in Asia


"A deluge of data from Japan that could give a clearer indication on how the world’s third largest economy is coping with a consumption tax hike implemented in April, will top traders’ watc..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-24 01:15
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

Malaysian Growth Beats Expectations With 6.4% in Q2


"Malaysia’s economy expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter, data showed on Friday, boosted by strong exports and robust consumption. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth ros..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-15 16:00
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japan?s Economy Shrinks the Most Since 2011


"Japan?s economy contracted the most since the record earthquake three years ago as consumption and investment plunged after an April sales-tax increase aimed at curbing the world?s biggest debt burden..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-13 03:28
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Japan?s GDP Shrinks to 6.8%


"Japan’s economy contracted sharply in the second quarter, data on Wednesday showed, as a nationwide consumption tax that took effect in April dragged on its recovery. Gross domestic product (GDP..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-13 03:12
Taggar: consumption, economy

IEA Cuts Oil Demand Estimates to 2 Year Lows


"Global oil demand growth eased to its weakest since 2012 last quarter, calming world markets amid threats to supplies in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the International Energy Agency..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-12 16:02
Taggar: consumption, market, oil

Markets to Keep Close Eye on BOJ Meeting


"The Bank of Japan (BoJ) looks set to bring no major surprises at its policy meeting this week, but the market will be keeping an ear out for any changes in Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s optimistic..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-08-07 03:30
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, market, point

What?s "Normal" in the U.S. Economy, and Does Returning to Such Matter for the Dollar?


"Today’s U.S. GDP data were considerably stronger than forecast and corroborate hopes that a sustained better performance is at hand.  Real GDP has expanded at a 3.5% or better annualized ra..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-30 22:14
Taggar: consumption, rate

West TX Oil Below $101.50 Before Stockpile Data


"West Texas Intermediate crude traded near the lowest price in two weeks before government data that may signal the strength of fuel consumption in the U.S., the world?s biggest oil user. Brent fell in..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-30 05:54
Taggar: consumption, oil

The Importance of Japan?s Earnings Season


"Japan watchers are paying particular attention to this reporting season which they say will give important insights into how corporate profitability is holding up following the recent consumption tax..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-28 05:51
Taggar: consumption, profit, rate, report

IMF Raised Japan?s Growth Forecast to 1.6% in 2014


"The International Monetary Fund on Thursday raised its economic growth estimate for Japan in 2014, saying the economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace earlier this year before the 3-percentage-poin..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-25 15:37
Taggar: consumption, economy, point

Japan CPI Rises 3.3%


"Japan’s inflation came in as expected in June, data showed on Friday, boosted by the consumption tax hike that took effect in April.  Nationwide core consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.3 percent..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-25 02:04
Taggar: consumption, cpi, inflation, price index

Gold Below $1297 as Stock Rally Cuts Demand


"Gold fell to the lowest level in a week as a rally in equities damped demand for an alternative investment amid concern that physical consumption is faltering. Gold for immediate delivery lost as much..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-24 05:38
Taggar: consumption, gold, investment, trading

Sluggish Consumption sees South Korea Slow Q2 Growth


"South Korea’s economy grew 0.6 percent in April-June over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Thursday, the slowest in more than a year due to sluggish consumption while falling..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-24 03:44
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, market

Chinese Gold Demand Dropped 19% in 1H 2014


"China?s gold demand fell 19 percent in the first six months of this year as investors bought fewer bars and coins, offsetting increased demand for jewelry, the China Gold Association said. Consumption..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-23 16:10
Taggar: consumption, gold

Japanese Government Cuts 2014 Economic Growth Forecast


"The government on Tuesday cut its forecast for Japan’s economic growth in fiscal 2014 to 1.2 percent from 1.4 percent in real terms amid lingering fears that the April 1 consumption tax hike, th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-22 15:45
Taggar: consumption

Domestic Consumption Still Not There In China Despite Growth


"China posted better-than-expected second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) figures, but economists say there’s little evidence of progress in rebalancing its economic growth model towards dom..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-16 16:21
Taggar: consumption

Malaysian Central Bank Raises Rates to 3.25%


"Malaysia’s central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time in more than three years on Thursday, as widely expected, to help temper inflation and rising consumer debt. Strong domest..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-11 19:39
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation, rate

Japan?s Machinery Orders Drop Close to 20% in May Tax Hike Blamed


"Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders plunged by a record 19.5 percent in May, the government said Thursday, signaling the first consumption tax hike in 17 years on April 1 has blurred th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-10 18:15
Taggar: consumption, investment

BOJ Expected to Maintain Policy and Forecasts Intact in Next Week?s Meeting


"The Bank of Japan will keep its inflation forecasts almost unchanged at a policy meeting next week as the economy has shown resilience despite the negative impact of the consumption tax hike on April..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-07-10 18:13
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation

Japanese Consumption Slowed Down 8% Post Sales Tax Hike


"Consumers in Japan have been increasingly under pressure from the April consumption tax hike in the country, government data showed Friday, although the figures could offer encouragement to the Bank o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-27 16:24
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation

Poll Shows Nikkei Could Rise 11 Percent if Abenomics Works


"Japan’s Nikkei stock index will gain about 11 percent by year end as stronger-than-expected domestic consumption offsets the impact of a sales tax hike and a recovering U.S. economy lifts sentim..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-26 19:47
Taggar: consumption, economy, oil

Japanese Business Confidence Rises


"Confidence of Japanese manufacturers held steady in June while the service-sector mood rebounded from the prior month, an encouraging sign for the economy as it tries to hold its ground in the face of..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-19 17:16
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, manufacture

Oil and Gold Decouple As Iraq Crisis Continues


"A five-year-long link between crude oil and gold has come apart as the economic recovery boosts energy consumption and lowers the metal?s appeal as a haven, encouraging investors to buy oil and sell g..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-18 16:45
Taggar: consumption, gold, oil

Japan Trade Data Raises Doubts


"Japan’s exports and imports tumbled in May, data on Wednesday showed, raising concern about the outlook for the world’s third biggest economy as it weathers a rise in the country’s c..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-18 04:45
Taggar: consumption, economy

BOJ: Japan?s Economy Expected to Continue Moderate Recovery


"The Bank of Japan has kept its policy settings on hold, while noting a broad drop-off in demand in the wake of the consumption-tax increase pushed through in April.  The latest no-change comes amid gr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-13 08:19
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation

Australia?s Economy Grows 1.1 in First Quarter


"Australia’s economy grew more than forecast in the first three months of the year, boosted by a rise in exports and domestic consumption. Growth was 1.1% in the January-to-March period, from the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-04 15:23
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

Japan?s Capital Spending Jumps 7.4% Before Tax Hike


"Capital spending by Japanese companies jumped 7.4 percent from a year earlier in the January-March period, marking the sharpest rise in nearly two years, as the corporate sector beefed up investment a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-06-02 15:32
Taggar: consumption, financial, investment, rate

Week in FX Asia ? Japanese Inflation Validates Abenomics


"Core inflation up 3.2%, deflation could be in the past. Retail sales drop after sales tax hike. Pre tax hike consumption boosted GDP in Q1. Bank of Japan announces possible end of QE. IMF disagrees. T..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-30 19:47
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation, retail sales

Japan?s Job Availability At Seven Year High


"Japan’s job availability improved in April to its best level in over seven years while the unemployment rate stayed at a low level, underscoring that companies are eager to hire more workers ami..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-30 16:27
Taggar: consumption, economy, employment, rate

Sales Tax Increase Impacts Japanese Household Spending


"Japanese household spending in April fell at the fastest rate in three years, data showed Friday, in a sign that consumption could be slow to recover from an increase in the nationwide sales tax, rais..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-30 08:23
Taggar: consumption, industrial production, rate

Japan?s Retail Sales Fall 4.4%


"Japan’s retail sales fell 4.4 percent in April on year as a rise in the country’s consumption tax that month weighed on spending, data on Thursday showed. The number compared with analyst..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-29 03:34
Taggar: consumption, retail sales

Japan Trade Deficit Shrinks in April


"Japan’s goods trade deficit shrank in April for the first time in 20 months, the government said Wednesday, underscoring that the first consumption tax hike in 17 years weighed on domestic deman..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-22 16:28
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Wholesale Prices Rise 4.1 Percent in April


"Japan’s wholesale prices rose 4.1 percent in April from a year earlier for the 13th straight monthly increase, boosted by the effects of the April 1 consumption tax hike, the Bank of Japan said..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-14 16:24
Taggar: bank, consumption, rate

CAD Unchanged After Chinese Data Confirms Slowdown


"The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Tuesday, held back by disappointing Chinese data, as a lack of domestic economic news left the currency searching for direction. Data ov..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-13 16:19
Taggar: consumption, currency, dollar, investment, market, point

Hurricane Season Drives Demand For Gas in US


"Florida, the biggest gasoline market on the U.S. East Coast, is enduring a supply squeeze and higher prices just a month before the start of the hurricane season. The state, surpassed only by Californ..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-07 16:23
Taggar: consumption, market

BOJ Governor Confident the Sales Tax Hike Effect Will be Contained


"The impact of a hike in consumption tax on Japan’s economy hasn’t been as bad as feared, says the country’s central bank chief, who predicts the effects to be contained and economic..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-05 16:29
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Kuroda: Economists have been Wrong about Japan


"The impact of a hike in consumption tax on Japan’s economy hasn’t been as bad as feared, says the country’s central bank chief, who predicts the effects to be contained and economic..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-05 03:31
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Japan March Household Spending Rises 7.2 Percent in March


"Average Japanese monthly household spending jumped at its quickest pace in 39 years, up a price-adjusted 7.2 percent in March from a year earlier to 345,443 yen, ahead of the first consumption tax hik..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-02 15:47
Taggar: consumption

Household Spending in Japan up in March


"Household spending in Japan rose 7.2 percent in March from a year earlier as consumers stepped up spending ahead of an April 1 rise in the country’s consumption tax, data on Friday showed.  The..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-02 04:02
Taggar: consumption

Japan Car Sales Decline


"Vehicle deliveries last month in Asia’s second-largest auto market fell to the lowest since December 2012 after Japan raised its consumption tax for the first time 17 years, according to industr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-05-02 03:01
Taggar: consumption, market, point

Japanese Poll Says Half of Firms See Recovery Next Quarter


"Nearly one in two major Japanese companies expect the economy to return to a recovery track within about three months after the country’s consumption tax was raised to 8 percent from 5 percent o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-30 16:27
Taggar: consumption, economy

Asian Equities Mixed after BOJ Sits


"Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors concentrated on central bank policy decisions in Japan and the U.S. As widely expected, the Bank of Japan left monetary policy steady by a unanimous v..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-30 07:03
Taggar: bank, consumption, rate, report

Japanese Sales Tax Hike Results in Retail Sales Surge in March


"Retail sales in Japan grew at the fastest pace in 17 years in March as consumers rushed to make purchases ahead of the sales tax hike in April. Sales jumped 11% during the month, from a year ago ̵..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-28 17:38
Taggar: consumption, market, retail sales

Looking Ahead in Asia


"The spotlight in Asia-Pacific this week will fall on Japan, with the country’s central bank due to hold its first monetary policy meeting since the April consumption tax hike. Investors will als..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-28 04:50
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, market

Spoken Words


"Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda reiterated his upbeat view that recovery will resume soon after the initial setback this quarter caused by a consumption tax.  While expressing satisfaction with cur..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-17 14:13
Taggar: bank, consumption, rate

Japan To Cut Economic Outlook Due To Sales-Tax Hike ? Nikkei


"Japan’s government will cut its economic assessment for the first time in almost a year and a half, reflecting concern about the blow to consumption from this month’s sales-tax increase, t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-16 04:52
Taggar: consumption, economy, market, rate, report

Japan?s Next Tax Hike To Be Closely Examined


"rime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to examine economic conditions “more carefully” when deciding whether to go ahead with the next scheduled consumption tax hike to 10 percent in October..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-07 16:47
Taggar: consumption, indicators, market, rate

Japanese Ministers Pledge Budget Supplements To Avoid Sales Tax Impact


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet members pledged to make efforts to avoid a sharp economic downturn in the wake of the first consumption tax hike in 17 years from Tuesday. “We cannot ov..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-01 17:57
Taggar: consumption, market, report

Mr Yen Supports Tax Hike


"There is no better time to raise Japan’s consumption tax, former vice finance minister Eisuke Sakakibara, said on Tuesday as a rise in the tax took effect. Japan’s sales tax has been lifte..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-01 17:45
Taggar: consumption, finance, market

Japan Raises Sales Tax to 8 Percent


"Japan has raised its consumption tax for the first time in 17 years in an attempt to rein in public debt. From Tuesday, sales tax will increase from 5% to 8%. It will rise again, to 10%, in October 20..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-04-01 17:15
Taggar: consumption, market

Japanese Buying More Ahead Of 1st Sales Tax Hike In 17 Years


"Japan’s economy is showing signs of shaking off almost two decades of deflation and poor growth. Now it must brace for the first hike in the country’s sales tax since 1997. The consumption..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-27 03:40
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Japanese Survey Shows 76.5 Percent Worried After Post Sales Tax Economy


"A total of 76.5 percent of respondents in a Kyodo News opinion poll said they are worried about the future of the Japanese economy following the planned consumption tax rate increase to 8 percent from..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-24 15:58
Taggar: consumption, economy, market, rate

Japanese Parliament Enacts 2014 Record Budget


"Japan’s parliament on Thursday enacted a budget for fiscal 2014 totaling a record 95.88 trillion yen, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to prevent a sharp economic downturn following the c..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-20 17:27
Taggar: consumption, market

Japanese Government Maintains Upbeat View of Economy


"The government on Monday maintained its upbeat assessment of Japan’s economy in its monthly report for March released two weeks before a consumption tax hike, but warned that the escalating turm..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-17 16:51
Taggar: consumption, economy, market, oil, report

Oil Rises As OPEC Increases Supply


"West Texas Intermediate crude rose for a second day as the International Energy Agency boosted its demand forecast and on concern that tension in Ukraine will disrupt world energy supplies. Brent clim..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-14 19:09
Taggar: consumption, market, oil

Japan?s Consumer Confidence Drops in February


"Japan’s consumer confidence worsened in February to its lowest level since September 2011, the government said Wednesday, amid growing concern that a planned consumption tax hike next month may..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-12 22:15
Taggar: consumer confidence, consumption, market

Corporate Japan Sentiment Rises in First Quarter


"Sentiment at large Japanese companies in the January-March period rose to a record high, but they are wary of the economic outlook as a planned sales tax hike in April may choke consumption and invest..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-12 17:16
Taggar: consumption, investment, market, rate

Japan Q4 GDP Downgraded to 0.7 Percent


"Japan’s economic growth was slower than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of 2013, government data showed Monday, adding to concern that the economy may fall back at a faster pace follow..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-10 14:53
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Bank of Japan Expected to Hold Policy This Week


"The Bank of Japan started a two-day policy meeting on Monday, with policymakers likely to keep intact the current ultraeasy monetary policy to beat deflation, while discussing the possible impact of a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-10 14:37
Taggar: bank, consumption, market

Japan?s Q4 GDP Was a Miss


"Japan’s economy grew 0.7 percent on-year in the fourth quarter of 2013, revised down from a preliminary reading of 1 percent due to a slowdown in capital spending and private consumption, data o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-10 03:13
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Japan Approves Transportation Fare Increases Ahead of Sales Tax


"Japan’s transport ministry on Tuesday approved fare increases proposed by 60 railway companies and 196 bus operators ahead of the upcoming consumption tax hike. Almost all of the companies are s..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-05 18:31
Taggar: consumption, market, rate

Australian Consumers Making a Comeback


"Australia’s economy picked up pace last quarter as surging resource exports and a revival in consumption offset weakness in business spending — a sign it was weathering a slowdown in a onc..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-03-05 05:37
Taggar: consumption, dollar, economy, investment, market, rate

West TX Oil down below $103


"West Texas Intermediate fell for the third time in four days before a government report forecast to show U.S. crude stockpiles expanded and amid concern consumption in China may falter. Futures in New..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-26 02:18
Taggar: consumption, market, oil, report

Oil Drops After Stock Supplies Increase


"West Texas Intermediate fell for the third time in four days before a government report forecast to show U.S. crude stockpiles expanded and amid concern consumption in China may falter. Futures in New..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-25 17:12
Taggar: consumption, market, oil, report

Japan EconMin Amari: GDP consumption rose ahead of sales-tax hike. Economic growth mainly from private demand.


"The post Japan EconMin Amari: GDP consumption rose ahead of sales-tax hike. Economic growth mainly from private demand. appeared first on MarketPulse."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-17 04:10
Taggar: consumption, market

Nat Gas ? Expected To Fall As Spring Draws Near


"Gas prices jumped higher after the latest report from Energy Information Administration (EIA) reflected yet another week of decline in inventories. This stretches the inventory drawdown to 7 straight..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-14 12:19
Taggar: consumption, market, report

Questions Raised over China?s Gold Consumption Data


"A 500-tonne gap in China’s gold consumption data is fueling talk that the central bank took advantage of weak prices last year to bulk up its holdings of the precious metal. The last time the Ch..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-11 10:28
Taggar: bank, consumption, gold, market

Gold Near 2014 High at $1284


"Gold rallied to the highest level since November as investors assessed further cuts to U.S. stimulus and Chinese buyers increased purchases to extend last year?s record consumption. Silver, platinum a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2014-02-11 10:18
Taggar: bull, consumption, gold, market

A Mixed Bag of GDP Figures and Leaked Yellen Testimony


"Japanese GDP expanded 1.9% at an annualized rate between 2Q and 3Q, down from 3.8% in the second quarter but a shade stronger than expected.  The GDP price deflator was 0.3% lower than a year ear..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-14 14:36
Taggar: consumption, investment, rate

Falling Demand From India Drags Gold Lower


"Global demand for gold slumped in the July-September period as bullion-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued to suffer sizable outflows and Indian consumption was heavily dampened by governmen..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-14 10:22
Taggar: bull, consumption, gold, market

US To Become Top Oil Producer in 2015


"The U.S. will surpass Russia as the world?s top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the International Ener..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-12 16:41
Taggar: consumption, market, oil

China Opens New Gold Vault As Demand Expected to Rise


"A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China?s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in Asia..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-11 18:03
Taggar: consumption, economy, gold, market

Chinese Gold Vault Signals Rising Demand From Asia


"A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China?s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in Asia..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-11 11:00
Taggar: consumption, economy, gold, market

UK Industrial Output Beats Expectations in September


"British industrial output grew more strongly than expected in September as it bounced back from a fall the previous month, providing some reassurance that the country’s economic recovery is not..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-11-06 16:59
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

New Zealand OCR Left Unchanged at 2.5%


"As analysts, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand policymakers led by Governor Wheeler kept the Official Cash Rate at 2.5%, its level since March 2011.  A released statement reiterated that “inc..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2013-10-30 01:46
Taggar: bank, consumption, cpi, inflation, rate

China Aiming for Renminbi to replace U.S. Dollar


"China has overtaken the US as the world?s largest oil importer and goods trading nation. Over the next five years, it will surpass the rest of the world combined in its consumption of base metals. Giv..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-10-21 08:39
Taggar: consumption, dollar, market, oil, trading

China Becomes Top Oil Importer in the World


"China has knocked the US from its top spot as the world’s biggest net importer of oil, US government data shows. The country’s fast-growing economy, as well as the rise in car sales, has l..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-10-11 14:44
Taggar: consumption, economy, market, oil

Shinzo Abe Likely to Approve Tax Hike


"After weeks of heated debate over whether to press ahead with a controversial sales-tax increase, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to rule in favor of the move, which is seen as cruci..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-27 19:27
Taggar: consumption, market

German Inflation is Helping Domestic Consumption


"German inflation was probably unchanged at a three-month low in September, helping bolster domestic consumption in Europe?s largest economy. Annual consumer-price growth, calculated using a harmonized..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-27 10:18
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, inflation

S&P 500 and Dow 30 ? Trending Sideways For Now


"The longest bearish streak in 2013 has been broken, with S&P 500 climbing 0.35% and Dow 30 doing marginally better at 0.36%.  If you check the newswires today, it is likely that journalists and ma..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-27 04:22
Taggar: bear, consumption, margin, market

Oil Drops As Inventories Rise Unexpectedly


"West Texas Intermediate crude fell to a 12-week low as inventories unexpectedly rose last week and demand slipped. Prices slid for a fifth day after the Energy Information Administration reported stoc..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-25 22:33
Taggar: consumption, market, report

Japan?s Sales Tax May Need to Reach 20% By 2020


"Japan must raise its sales tax to at least 20 percent by the time the Olympics come to Tokyo in 2020 to avert a ?disaster? in its bond market, according to the head of a panel advising the world?s big..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-25 09:22
Taggar: consumption, market

Week in FX Asia ? Further Yen Weakness Remains A Grind.


"Asian markets are heading into their weekend still coming to terms with the Fed’s surprise “no” taper announcement this week. Emerging market currencies have received some of the lar..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-20 12:20
Taggar: announcement, consumption, currencies, dollar, market, report

Japanese Congress Still Undecided on Corporate Tax Cut


"Cabinet members in charge of economic and fiscal policies remained at odds Tuesday over whether to cut Japan’s corporate tax rate to soften the negative impact of a planned sales tax hike from 5..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-17 15:27
Taggar: consumption, finance, point, rate

Malaysia To Reduce Government Spending


"Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak returned to power this year with the help of a spending spree that boosted consumption. Now voters could feel the pinch as he tries to appease a different group: r..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-17 03:02
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Lawmakers Still Doubt Sales Tax Hike Strategy


"Controversial plans to raise Japan’s consumption tax may be edging closer to fruition, but some doubts persist, with one key lawmaker noting it could damage the economy. “Economically spea..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-11 16:33
Taggar: consumption, economy, market, rate

Abe Asks Ministers to Prepare Stimulus Package to Offset Sales Tax Hike


"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed his ministers to draw up a stimulus package to offset a possible negative impact on the Japanese economy from the planned sales tax hike in April, Finance Minister..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-10 22:18
Taggar: consumption, economy, finance

China?s Addiction to Coal


"Demand for coal has become so intense that at one point it was tipped to overtake oil as the biggest global fuel by 2030, by no less than the International Energy Agency (IEA). This demand was driven..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-09-10 02:17
Taggar: consumption, oil, point

China To Increase Taxes On The Rich


"China plans to levy consumption taxes on more luxury goods and may expand a pilot property tax beyond Shanghai and Chongqing as it moves to reform the world’s second-largest economy. The officia..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-29 03:17
Taggar: consumption, economy, finance

Abe Adviser Says Sales Tax Hike Should be Delayed 1 Year


"The government should postpone the planned sales tax hike next April by a year to safeguard Japan’s nascent economic recovery, a special adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday, adding..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-28 17:31
Taggar: consumption

Japanese Sales Tax Debate Might Trigger More Stimulus


"The government on Monday commenced its final efforts to analyze the possible negative economic impact of the planned sales tax hike next April, seeking opinions from dozens of experts, some of whom ha..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-27 16:00
Taggar: consumption

Yet Another Report Says That China Will Import Most Oil By 2017


"As the U.S. produces more of its own energy, China is set to steal a dubious distinction from its American geopolitical rival. According to a report released this week by Wood Mackenzie, the worldR..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-26 03:18
Taggar: consumption, economy, oil, report

Revised German and British 2Q GDP Data Released


"In a pretty nondescript summer Friday, the main development has been an upward revision of U.K. GDP growth of a 0.1 percentage point.  Such went up by 0.7% between the first and second quarters a..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-23 13:44
Taggar: consumption, point

Gold Demand Increases Across Asia


"As a side note, this increase in Gold demand may weaken Asian currencies further as Gold imports are quoted in USD, resulting in a worsening trade balance. Gold jewelry demand in Indonesia is set to e..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-23 03:53
Taggar: consumption, currencies, gold, trade balance

EM and Euro Do Battle With US Yields


"Our ‘light’ few weeks of trading is about to be completed. Capital Markets is approaching a stretch of six-weeks of intense event risk trading. With tapering, German elections and a decisi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-20 12:50
Taggar: consumption, market, trading

Analysts Argue Japan Should Raise Taxes Now


"Disappointing second-quarter growth figures from Japan may have heightened calls for the government to delay a controversial hike in the country’s consumption tax, but analysts argue that now re..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-13 15:03
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

China on Track to Overtake India as Number 1 Consumer


"Gold consumption in China, the world?s largest user after India, jumped 54 percent in the first half of 2013, putting the country on track to become the top bullion consumer at a time when demand is c..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-12 16:50
Taggar: bull, consumption, gold, rate, report

China Factory Output Rises 9.7 Percent in July


"China’s factory output grew in July at its fastest pace since the start of the year, adding to a run of data suggesting the world’s second-largest economy may be stabilizing after more th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-09 15:59
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

German Economy Ministry Confident on 2nd Quarter Growth


"The German economy is likely to have expanded significantly between April and June, helped by higher private consumption and investment in construction, but growth will be more modest in the rest of t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-09 15:48
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, rate, report

Japan Faces Tough Tax Hike Hurdle


"Japan is beginning to emerge from 15 years of economic stagnation but a tax rise aimed at controlling sky-high borrowing could spoil the party. The government is planning to double consumption tax to..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-06 16:17
Taggar: consumption, oil

IMF Supports Japanese Tax Hike But Warns it Will Hurt Growth


"Japan’s upcoming consumption tax hike will hurt growth, but it’s a necessary sacrifice to inject investor confidence in the country’s ability to address its colossal debt pile, said..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-06 16:07
Taggar: consumption, economy

IMF: Japan has Dilemna with Sales Tax


"Japan’s upcoming consumption tax hike will hurt growth, but it’s a necessary sacrifice to inject investor confidence in the country’s ability to address its colossal debt pile, said..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-06 06:03
Taggar: consumption, economy

Japan Tax May Spoil Economic Emergence


"Japan is beginning to emerge from 15 years of economic stagnation but a tax rise aimed at controlling sky-high borrowing could spoil the party. The government is planning to double consumption tax to..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-06 05:51
Taggar: consumption, oil

Japan Sales Tax Hike Could Slow Down Growth to 1 Percent


"Japan’s economic growth will slow to 1.0 percent in fiscal 2014/15, less than half the pace expected this year, as a planned sales tax hike weighs temporarily on consumption, government forecast..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-08-02 15:43
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

Economist Argues GDP is Wrong Metric to Measure China?s Growth


"Recent bearishness surrounding China’s growth is just another “false alarm” and investors are focusing on the wrong data points to assess the outlook for the world’s second big..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-30 20:46
Taggar: bear, consumption, economy, point

S.Korea GDP Growth Highest in more than 2 years


"South Korea?s economy grew the most in nine quarters, on stronger government spending and private consumption even as a slowdown in China clouds the outlook. Gross domestic product rose 1.1 percent in..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-25 03:10
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Analysts Believe Spanish Banks are Safe Now


"Analysts are starting to see value in Spanish banks for the first time in years, despite anticipating further earnings downgrades and heavy regulatory headwinds later on this year. Spain’s main..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-25 02:54
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, employment, profit, report

Hike on Sales Tax? Shinzo Abe has bigger issues on his hands


"If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, riding high on Sunday’s election victory for his ruling coalition, is serious about transforming the economy, it’s crucial that he pushes ahead..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-23 03:11
Taggar: consumption, economy

Week in FX Asia ? AUD and NZD Rise After China Carries Out Bank Lending Reform


"Effective Saturday Chinese Commercial Banks will have the freedom to set their own lending rate. Previously the lowest rate that could be offered was 70 percent of the benchmark rate published by the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-19 17:47
Taggar: bank, consumption, employment, rate

China?s Domestic Consumption is Stalling


"China’s push to get consumers to open their wallets more and refocus the economy on domestic consumption is stalling, contributing to lower growth in the second quarter and forecasts of even slo..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-16 03:42
Taggar: consumption, economy, rate

IMF Outlines The Top Three Risks to Global Growth


"Olivier Blanchard, the organization’s director of research, told CNBC that as well as the “overwhelming risk” of a poor economic recovery in Europe, there were three new issues that..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-10 16:25
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, report

Japan Fin Min Says Taxes Won?t Be Raised if Economy Not Growing


"Finance Minister Taro Aso suggested Tuesday that the government will not go ahead with the planned sales tax hike from the current 5 percent to 8 percent in April 2014 unless Japan’s economy is..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-07-09 16:58
Taggar: consumption, economy, finance, rate

WTI Crude Heads for Longest Gain In Three Months


"West Texas Intermediate rose for a fifth day, its longest increase since April, on that signs of economic recovery in the U.S. and Germany will support fuel consumption. WTI futures climbed as much 0..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-06-28 15:02
Taggar: consumption, economy, employment, retail sales

BCC: UK Economic Growth Will Beat Expectations


"The U.K. could post better-than-expected growth numbers over the next three years, with a strong service sector propelling household consumption and business investment, according to business lobby gr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-31 04:51
Taggar: consumption, investment

U.S. GDP Expanding Too Slowly to Pose Major Threat of Inflation


"Between the first quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, U.S. real GDP, nominal GDP, and the core personal consumption expenditure price deflator rose by 1.8%, 3.4%, and 1.3%.  Each of th..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-30 18:51
Taggar: consumption

China Consumers Not Buying Enough Goods


"Retailers and policymakers have high hopes for consumer spending in China driving profits and economic growth. And while on the rise, consumption is not getting there as fast as many had hoped, indust..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-30 07:10
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, profit, rate

Germany Reports Sluggish Growth


"Germany’s economy barely grew in the first quarter of 2013 as exports and investment shrank, figures show. But higher domestic consumption – thanks to rising wages – helped offset th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-24 15:07
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Bank of Japan Unanimously Maintains Policy


"The Bank of Japan decided Wednesday to maintain its current aggressive monetary easing policy aimed at beating deflation and upgraded the country’s economic assessment, at a time when consumptio..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-22 15:36
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

AUD/USD ? RBA Meeting Minutes Suggest Narrower Scope For Cut


"In the latest meeting minutes, RBA members appeared to be much more dovish than before. The previous bullish bravado about China has gone into hiding, being replaced by cautious mentions of weakening..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-21 05:38
Taggar: bull, consumption, employment, employment growth, investment

Japan Capital Expenditure Fall Even as Earnings Improve due to Weak Yen


"While growth in the world’s third largest economy, Japan, surpassed expectations in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year, an important pillar of growth was missing: revival..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-16 15:57
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

WTI Crude Declines for Fifth Time in Six Days


"West Texas Intermediate crude fell for the fifth time in six days amid signs of economic weakness in the U.S. and Europe that threaten fuel demand. Futures slid as much as 0.4 percent in New York. U.S..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-16 07:25
Taggar: consumption, economy, industrial production

Capital Spending Still Missing in Japan?s Growth


"While growth in the world’s third largest economy, Japan, surpassed expectations in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year, an important pillar of growth was missing: revival..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-16 06:58
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Japan?s Economy Grows Faster than Expected


"Japan’s economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the first quarter, led by robust private consumption and a rebound in exports on the back of the government’s radical policies to ref..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-16 03:45
Taggar: consumption, economy, market

South Korea Joins the Rate Cut Party


"The Bank of Korea joined central banks in Australia, Europe and India in cutting interest rates this month, as a weak yen dims the outlook for the nation?s exports and record household debt weighs on..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-05-09 05:10
Taggar: bank, consumption, rate

S&P 500 Futures ? Uptrend continues though 1,600 break remains in doubt


"S&P 500 closed at record highs yesterday despite continued disappointing economic data from the US. Personal Consumption Core Expenditure came in at 1.1%, slightly below the 1.2% expectations. Pen..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-30 09:24
Taggar: bull, consumption, home sales, point

Japan Posts Record Trade Deficit


"Japan is facing a weakening currency that is expected to help its economy get back on track through growth in exports. Energy imports which are denominated in a stronger currency have turned the tradi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-18 16:24
Taggar: consumption, currency, dollar, economy

WTI Crude ? Price Falling with Demand Dropping


"US Crude Oil fell as global demand continue to look weak in 2013. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has slashed forecast for 2013 oil consumption by 25,000 barrels a day due to falling usage from..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-12 11:36
Taggar: consumption, oil

Asian Economies Still Susceptible to Europe Fallout


"The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday the region’s emerging economies would pick up this year but warned that the recovery remained fragile due to the eurozone crisis and tensions in Asia. The..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-09 07:59
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

AUD/NZD ? Price Sinks on RBNZ Rate Hike Hints


"Kiwi rallied significantly against its neighbor after Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Gov. Grant Spencer re-iterated on the risks of rising housing prices. Spencer spoke to the Employers and Manufa..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-08 08:48
Taggar: bank, consumption, kiwi, manufacture, rate

Nikkei 225 Technicals: Short-term Support vs Long-term Resistance


"Yesterday was a good day for Japanese Stocks. Nikkei 225 Futures went up by more than 1,000 points within 12 hours due to BOJ’s new bold monetary policies. Amidst Kuroda’s promise to impro..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-05 12:21
Taggar: announcement, consumption, inflation, margin, point, profit

AUD/USD ? Stronger Retail Sales not able to re-test 1.05


"Australian consumption remains high, with latest Retail Sales figure showing a 1.3% growth in Feb, much higher than expectations of a 0.3% gain. The largest M/M increase since Dec 2009 in retail produ..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-04 06:23
Taggar: consumption, employment, rate, retail sales, trading

AUD/USD ? RBA Holds Rate, Slightly More Upbeat


"The Reserve Bank of Australia held cash rate unchanged at 3.0% at the latest decision today. Below are the key takeaways: Global Outlook RBA sees downside risks to global growth reduced, though growth..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-04-02 08:41
Taggar: bank, consumption, investment, rate

OPEC sees Economic Risks Hurting Oil Demand in 2013


"World oil demand growth could fall short of forecasts in 2013, producer group OPEC said on Tuesday, citing economic risks in the euro zone and the United States. The Organization of the Petroleum Expo..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-03-12 21:03
Taggar: consumption, oil, report

USD/INR ? Higher Industrial Output failed to strengthen Rupee


"The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) came in 2.4% for January, doubling consensus estimate of 1.2%, promoting analysts to believe that India’s slump in manufacturing may be bottoming out soo..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-03-12 10:45
Taggar: consumption, industrial production, investment

Shrinking GDP ? Abenomics to the rescue?


"Japan?s economy unexpectedly shrank last quarter as falling exports and a business investment slump outweighed improved consumption, bolstering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s case for more monetary stimu..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-02-14 10:15
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Japan?s Economy Shrank in Q4 ? Justification for Abenomics


"Japan?s economy unexpectedly shrank last quarter as falling exports and a business investment slump outweighed improved consumption, highlighting the challenge facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he s..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-02-14 03:30
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment

Economists expects Japanese GDP to grow in Q4 2012


"Japan?s economy probably emerged from its third recession in five years last quarter as cold weather boosted consumption, bolstering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s campaign to revive growth. Gross domest..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-02-13 03:21
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy

Japan Stock Market Rose 7 Percent Last Month Thanks to PM Abe


"Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started his term with strong words and putting the Central Bank on the spot. His tactics have in the short term reached his goals. Devalue the yen to make expor..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-02-11 17:45
Taggar: bank, consumption, inflation, market

USD / JPY ? Less tha Stellar Retail Growth in Japan


"Japanese Dec retail trade grew 0.4% Y/Y vs expectations for a +0.3% rise. However this growth was significantly smaller than previous month of 1.2%. M/M retail sales grew 0.1%, better than Nov’s..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2013-01-30 10:41
Taggar: consumption, economy, retail sales

IEA says Energy Demand to Rise as Global Economy Recovers


"The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised its estimates for oil demand next year but says soaring shale production in America should ensure there are no shortages in supply. Improving economic..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-12-12 22:06
Taggar: consumption, oil, report

The Yuan Could Take Over


"China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan (renminbi) becomes a major player on the world stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC. China’s..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-12-04 11:26
Taggar: consumption, dollar, share

Wage Gains Benefits Erroded by Weaker Corporate Profit ? China


"China hopes to increase its domestic consumption by increasing workers wages. Workers conditions in China has been well-documented, with the nickname “Sweat Shops” given to companies who m..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-11-26 03:31
Taggar: consumption

Oil potentially heading lower due to ?Demand Destruction? After Sandy


"Hurricane Sandy may inflict a negative hit to demand for crude oil and fuel products as production at U.S. East Coast refineries comes to a standstill, reducing demand for the primary input. Meanwhile..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-10-30 06:57
Taggar: consumption, oil

Thai growth remained strong, Q4 official GDP estimate between 12-14%


"Imports continue to rise in Thailand, with private investments continue to channel foreign funds into Thailand, potentially appreciating the Baht further. Unlike HKMA, Thailand does not appear to be f..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-10-30 05:07
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, trading

China Iron and Steel Association Bullish on China Economy


"The Chinese economy is more likely to rebound in the October-December period from the slowest quarterly expansion in 14 quarters “with positive signs,” the China Iron & Steel Associat..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-10-29 17:13
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, report

France Confirms Zero Growth in Q2


"French economy stagnated for the third consecutive quarter in the April-June period this year due to weak contribution from households’ consumption and foreign trade balance, the national statis..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-09-28 17:14
Taggar: consumption, economy, financial, market, trade balance

Power Consumption in China Slows Down


"China’s power consumption growth slowed further in July, as the country’s factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth amid the economic downturn, the National Energy Admini..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-08-14 11:54
Taggar: consumption

Slowdown Confirmed in Japanese GDP Growth


"Several aspects of Japan’s GDP release were disappointing. Nominal GDP was 0.1% smaller in the second quarter than in 1Q.  That’s a decline of 0.6% at an annualized rate. Deflation pe..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2012-08-13 13:19
Taggar: consumption, point, rate

U.S. GDP ? Some Observations


"Economic growth in 2Q12 of 1.5% annualized was very close to expectations.  A 1.5% advance in personal consumption was its weakest pace in a year, and government expenditures (down 1.4%) fell for..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2012-07-27 17:56
Taggar: consumption

Today?s North American Economic Data


"The 1.9% annualized increased of U.S. real GDP in the first quarter was unrevised from the prior estimate.  Personal consumption growth of 2.5% accounted for 93% of GDP’s rise during the qu..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2012-06-28 17:59
Taggar: consumption, investment

Germany Is Holding Up The Euro Zone Economy


"Germany helped the euro zone avoid its second recession in three years, as growth in the region?s largest economy offset contraction in other euro zone member countries. German gross domestic product..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-05-15 13:13
Taggar: consumption, economy, investment, report

A Penny For Your Thoughts Gov


"Major economic events that will influence the global marketsAsian Open Commentary by Andrew Taylor   twitter: @ATaylor_GFT Top Headlines · ECB stays pat on rates with unexpected hawki..."

Blog: Global Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-05-03 20:31
Taggar: bank, consumption, cpi, dollar, economy, inflation, market, oil, point, rate, spread

China to Focus on Domestic Market as Exports Decline


"For the month of February, China suffered its largest trade deficit in more than a decade. A decline in demand for China?s exports has resulted in a sharp decline in sales. Meanwhile, Chinese consumer..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-04-04 22:24
Taggar: consumption, share

Is The Chinese Yuan Setting Up to Trade Higher?


"By Sam Mattera Benzinga Guest Writer For the past few years, many have argued that a great currency trade was setting up: buy the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. The trading thesis generally goes..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-03-23 20:21
Taggar: consumption, currency, currency trade, dollar, trading

China Feels the EURO Heat


"Can we shout ?soft landing? loud enough? That is what Europe et al. are praying for from the ?Red Rocket,? China. As their economy slows and key export partners struggle more than ever, the government..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2012-01-20 20:27
Taggar: consumption, economy

Dukascopy Afternoon Forex Overview


"Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis EUR Germany lessened its GDP growth prediction for 2012 from 1% to 0.7%, said Philipp Roesler, German Economics Minister, in statement yesterday. Roesler suggested that..."

Canada Retail Sales Doubles in September


"Canadian retail sales rose twice as fast as economists forecast in September on purchases of new trucks and higher gasoline prices. Sales grew 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted C$38.2 billion ($36.8..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2011-11-22 17:01
Taggar: bank, consumption, retail sales

British 1Q GDP and Current Account


"U.K. real GDP rose 0.5% in the first quarter.  This rounded rate of growth according to the second revision of the national income accounts was the same as calculated previously, but the on-year..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2011-06-28 18:14
Taggar: consumption, investment, rate

US March Retail Sales Up 0.4%


"U.S. retail sales rose for the ninth straight month in March climbing another 0.4 percent in addition to the 1.1 percent gain in February. The sales increases are attributed to a growing consumer con..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2011-04-13 15:28
Taggar: consumer confidence, consumption, employment, market, rate, retail sales

Japanese Fourth Quarter GDP Contracted 1.1% annualized


"The 1.1% drop in GDP last quarter was about half as steep as feared.  Real GDP still advanced 3.9% in 2010, the most since 1990.  The main sources of growth in 2010 came from net exports (1..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2011-02-14 06:46
Taggar: consumption, investment, point

US Consumer Spending Rises 0.4%


"For the fourth straight month, consumer spending grew, rising another 0.4 percent in October following September’s 0.3 percent increase in September. At the same time, the Personal Consumption E..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2010-11-24 16:05
Taggar: consumption, economy, inflation, price index

U.S. and Canadian Data


"Revised U.S. third-quarter national income accounts were released today.  GDP growth was revised to 2.5% from 2.0% annualized.  Consumption, investment, government spending and exports were..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-11-23 18:00
Taggar: consumption, investment

OPEC Increases Oil Demand Forecast


"The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) increased slightly its forecast for oil demand for the remainder of this year and 2011. OPEC projected oil demand would hit 85.59 million b..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2010-10-12 14:52
Taggar: consumption, market, oil

Similar Canadian and U.S. Growth Trends


"Canadian real GDP advanced 2.0% at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (saar) in the second quarter and by 3.4% between 2Q09 and 2Q10.  These results, announced earlier today, resemble U.S. tre..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-08-31 17:25
Taggar: consumption, rate

Helicopter Ben Start Them Presses


"The exit that was slightly ajar has been firmly shut again by Ben and Co. Policy makers are coming around to the ?individual in the streets? way of thinking, the so called economic recovery may be wea..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2010-08-11 12:13
Taggar: consumption

Similarities Between Forex Trading and Drinking


"However distant such activities as the Forex trading and alcohol consumption may seem at a first glance, at a second one it’s possible to notice some weir..."

Thailand Gets a Central Bank Rate Hike


"Interest rate normalization has begun in yet another Asian economy.  The Bank of Thailand had delayed that decision because of domestic political unrest.  But officials now conclude that any..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-07-14 15:39
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, investment, point, rate

Feds growth concerns fuel market fears


"Bernanke hit the nail on the head yesterday when he said that ?markets are less supportive of growth?. Looking for instance at this month?s US housing data, it?s proposing a second ?double-dip?. Europ..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2010-06-24 12:48
Taggar: consumption, market

South Korean 2.0% Base Rate Retained as Expected


"After cutting its key monetary policy rate by 100 basis points in August 2008, 175 bps in December 2008 and 50 bps in February 2009, the Bank of Korea will continue to run that very accommodative rate..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-04-09 14:07
Taggar: bank, consumption, economy, investment, point, rate

No Remarkable Pronouncements From Trichet


"The ECB kept its key interest rate levels, unveiled no specific new details about haircuts to rein in liquidity-supportive facilities, and released a formal statement that stuck closely to script...."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-04-08 15:17
Taggar: consumption, inflation, rate

U.S., Japanese, Ezone, and British GDP Growth in 4Q09


"With revised Japanese figures out today, a reasonably representative comparison of growth in the four main advanced economies last quarter can be made and are summarized below, where C is personal con..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-03-11 19:38
Taggar: consumption, investment

Fourth-Quarter Economic Growth in The United States and Japan


"The United States and Japan had similar growth in GDP, consumption, business investment, and exports last quarter.  The following table expresses fourth quarter against third quarter growth off G..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Tidsstämpel: 2010-02-15 18:43
Taggar: consumption, investment

Japan Machinery Orders Jump but Outlook in Doubt


"Japan’s core machinery orders jumped more than 20 percent in December, but that failed to alleviate concerns about capital spending and the tepid economic recovery as the services sector is stil..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Tidsstämpel: 2010-02-10 13:37
Taggar: consumption, manufacture

Slush Pool is Now Compatible With AsicBoost Bitcoin Miners


"Slush Pool, Bitcoin?s first and oldest mining pool, announced support for AsicBoost today, March 6, 2018. Slush Pool users that have the technology embedded in the application-specific integrated c..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Tidsstämpel: 0000-00-00 00:00
Taggar: announcement, bitcoin, consumption, manufacture, profit, rate, share